The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

The Golden Compass

His Dark Materials #1

Philip Pullman

fiction fantasy middle grade young adult adventurous dark fast-paced

416 pages | first published 1995

Description

HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, ANDREW SCOTT, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top 100 Book ...
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Moods

adventurous 98%
mysterious 59%
dark 37%
emotional 36%
tense 22%
hopeful 16%
inspiring 13%
reflective 7%
challenging 6%
sad 6%
funny 5%
lighthearted 5%
relaxing 1%
informative 0%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 32%
slow 9%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 55% | Plot: 39% | Character: 4%

Strong character development?

Yes: 73% | No: 13% | It's complicated: 11% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 78% | It's complicated: 14% | No: 6% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 45% | Yes: 33% | It's complicated: 18% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | No: 29% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.05